Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture New York Times Salon.com Newark Star-Ledger New York Press RogerEbert.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 58% Aladdin (2019) It's a dancing elephant of a movie. It has a few decent moves, but you'd never call it light on its feet. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/4 67% All Creatures Here Below (2019) By the end, you're left with the scripted dramatic feature equivalent of a local TV news story that fills you with despair for the human race. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) A very likable, if sometimes a bit too polished and vague, exercise in environmental philosophy and rural nostalgia. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
3.5/4 73% Pasolini (2019) One of the most intuitive and mysterious movie biographies made in a while. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/4 94% Shadow (2019) It's filled with so many remarkable images, particularly in its middle section, that fans of palace intrigue and metaphorically ripe violence will find plenty to like. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 100% Mine 9 (2019) An impressive piece of work that deploys low-budget filmmaking techniques with cleverness. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 97% Hail Satan? (2019) This light-footed movie is essentially a defense brief, on behalf of a group whose existence amounts to an ongoing prank-with-a-purpose. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) A narratively relaxed yet intensely tactile experience. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/4 83% High Life (2019) Another milestone in the career of its director/co-writer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 87% A Vigilante (2019) One of those small but brutal films that major directorial careers are made from. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) We all want something to believe in-and, as Gibney suggests, if nothing worthy of our belief presents itself, we'll make do with a ripping yarn. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/4 94% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) This movie is iffy as both biography and unconventional documentary, but as a work of old-school art criticism, fronted by the kind of teacher whose classes you'd never skip, it's hard to beat. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 32% Wonder Park (2019) Melancholy in all the wrong ways, this is a mostly forgettable movie that only makes a strong impression when it's disturbing or saddening in a manner the film itself seem only dimly aware of. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 100% Sharkwater Extinction (2019) The film is so effective at generating outrage that one wishes it had taken a few steps back sometimes, to put more context around the offenses and crimes that it shows us. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
2.5/4 59% Greta (2019) This is a ridiculous film, knowingly so. It's hard to say who winks at the audience more often, Jordan or Huppert. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/4 98% Apollo 11 (2019) Apollo 11 isn't like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In fact it isn't like most other movies, period. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/4 69% The Changeover (2019) In its own modest way, this is a perfect genre film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
2.5/4 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) At its best, it plays like a wry critique of this unexpectedly lucrative period of Neeson's career, and a borderline-spoof of the genre as a whole. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
60% Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019) He doesn't seem to be trying very hard here, and the framework of the special allows for him to be just okay without the audience's feeling cheated. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
3.5/4 89% Braid (2019) I came away feeling that I'd seen, if not a major film, then a film by major talents. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/4 88% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Another free-associative cinematic meditation on language, the image, and extinction, by a master of the form. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/4 39% Close (2019) Close is strong on all counts, until it seems to lose its nerve and decides to explain a character who was more compelling when the film let her be a lethal question mark. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) The title Humanity is ironic in ways that Gervais didn't realize: The title tells you what's missing. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3.5/4 65% Aquaman (2018) For all its wild spectacle and cartoon cleverness, this is a quietly subversive movie, and an evolutionary step forward for the genre. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) ['Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle'] gets lost in the woods early and never emerges. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 88% Hillbilly (2018) This is an ambitious and enlightening documentary, filled with wisdom and asking great questions, some of which may never have a satisfying answer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
2/4 15% Robin Hood (2018) You could build a suspension bridge over the gap between what Robin Hood could have been and what it is. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 14% Welcome Home (2018) Once the buzz from the ending fades, you may find yourself resenting Welcome Home for not figuring out that it could've been a classic until it was too late to be one. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/4 100% Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) Even without a lot of cuts for time, each story is perfectly paced, and filled with little details that big-picture histories tend to miss. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 100% The Grief of Others (2018) An unusual and involving if sometimes demanding and difficult movie. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 89% Bodied (2018) Scene for scene, this is a remarkable film, superbly acted, directed, photographed and edited, thought provoking but unpretentious. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/4 46% Bullitt County (2018) The problem is the script, which isn't up to the level of the filmmaking-much less the acting, by a crackling ensemble of new and established players who deserve to become better known as a result of their work here. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/4 95% 1985 (2018) 1985 feels like a missing minor classic from the decade that preceded the rise of the so-called New Queer Cinema. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/4 73% Galveston (2018) The film equivalent of a familiar, not too special song that's been brilliantly re-arranged and performed. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 87% First Man (2018) Even when First Man stumbles as historical psychodrama, it still represents a giant leap forward for movies about the physical and emotional experience of flight. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 94% Private Life (2018) This film is a reminder that the smallness of life can feel huge when we're in the middle of it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/4 100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) Taken together with Part One, it seems as thorough and thoughtful a statement on art and life as any American filmmaker has given us. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/4 100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) This film is miraculous, and we are lucky to have it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/4 89% Love, Gilda (2018) It's such an altogether perceptive work of both biography and criticism, and so thoroughly researched, that it's a shame that its more inventive gambits don't pan out. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/4 27% Night School (2018) It's to the credit of Lee and his collaborators that Night School pitches a comedic tent big enough to contain something silly for everyone. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
96% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) This is an engrossing feature that will fascinate anyone interested in Fonda's life and work. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) This Superstar was the closest that live television has come to creating a hybrid new form, combining elements of epic cinema, the stage musical, and the concert film. It's a minor miracle. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/4 67% American Chaos (2018) It's disorganized and erratic, jumping from thesis to thesis and location to location, sometimes seeming to pride itself on adopting a nonjudgmental 'I'm just listening' attitude. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/4 94% Bisbee '17 (2018) The sheer audacity and originality of the exercise makes it a must-see, regardless of what you might think of the success or failure of any particular choice. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/4 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what puts it over the top. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 90% Skate Kitchen (2018) The movie really cooks when it's hanging out with the girls and watching them carve out a space for themselves in a city that's indifferent or hostile towards them. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 100% Night Comes On (2018) An unusual and interesting feature that tries to convey the inner state of a non-communicative young woman mainly through reaction shots of her face. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/4 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) I wish I liked it more. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
3/4 91% Set It Up (2018) A rare romantic comedy that has its own distinctive look, rhythm, and storytelling voice. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2.5/4 74% Bernard and Huey (2018) A lovingly detailed look at two unhappy and unpleasant men. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018